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Billy Field

The Warner Spotlight: Billy Field

Billy Field is a screenwriter and filmmaker who wrote for the television series FAME, Trapper John, M.D. and The Lazarus Man. Field spent 14 years in Hollywood where he worked in editing, camera, lighting and sound, then went on to write for television series and feature films for major studios such as Warner Brothers, Twentieth…

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CASABLANCA Secret Revealed

What happened that night when Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman) ended up on the couch with Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), after trying to get the Letters of Transit from Rick, and where did their paths take them after the iconic CASABLANCA ending? While taking a screenwriting class and interviewing Howard Koch for my book on my…

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A Warner on the Lot

VERY GOOD NEWS!!!!!! I am now a PROUD part-time Warner Bros. employee, working with the magnificent VIP Studio Tour department. I get to tell stories over lunch in the fine dining room on the lot about the history of the brothers & the creation of the studio to the people who take the Deluxe Tour.   http://vipstudiotour.warnerbros.com/cass-warner/   …

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Why I love THE BROTHERS WARNER

I received a HUGE compliment recently, an 8 year old fan of THE BROTHERS WARNER documentary came into my life. Valentina Nenadich is from New York City. Her father contacted me via e-mail saying, “I write to you because my daughter is a big fan of classic cinema. It doesn’t surprise me because I’m a…

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A New Era With Vitaphone

“Picture this!! The greatest artists of the operatic and musical field can be heard in the smallest of theaters as well as the largest.  Millions of people will be educated to a finer appreciation of the best music that has ever been written by the foremost composers.   Imagine!  The wonderful New York Philharmonic Orchestra—107 pieces—in…

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Envisioning the Future

Intrigued by my grandfather’s ability to envision what the audience’s wanted in 1926, I was happy to find this newspaper article which reported: “Harry Warner comes first because he’s the oldest and the presiding genius over all their plans.  It was he who visualized the great possibilities in Vitaphone when it was offered to him…

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…what was to come with Vitaphone

My excited grandfather, Harry Warner, had a lot to say about Warner Bros. passion for future developments, and what was to come with Vitaphone.*  He wrote this about six months before DON JUAN would rock the film world in 1926. “The reason new developments are so hard to put over, no matter how good they…

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As the motion picture has contributed to the peace of the world…

More sharing as my archives of collected speeches and thoughts of my dear grandfather, Harry Warner, one of the founders and the President of Warner Bros. studios, continues to burst with his insightful words. This quote is the second of a series I’m compiling for a book. It was taken from an October 27th 1926…

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Toddler Cass with Grampa Harry

NEVER GIVE UP

Steve Jobs physical body may not be with us any longer, but his spirit and words of wisdom remain available and celebrated on places like YouTube. A true inspiration! Unfortunately, there wasn’t technology to capture what pioneers had to say earlier in our history. Bursting with an archive of collected speeches and thoughts of my…

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Cass in Toronto

When I was asked by a kind soul who is “a big believer in the passing of wisdom between generations, the wisdom of elders, and the preservation of legacies” to come and speak, I was honored.  I’d like to personally thank Gerard Holmes at the Investment Industry Association of Canada for having me be part…

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WILES MAGAZINE

Greetings all! A very warm thank you to WILES MAGAZINE (“For Sexy, Savvy Socialites”), and especially to the editor-in-chief and writer, Teryl Warren for her article.  It’s a beautiful thing to have such words as this said about my film, “Like any great film, The Brothers Warner has all of the essential story elements:  there’s…

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Warner Bros. Employees

Sharing THE BROTHERS WARNER documentary with 435 Warner Bros. employees at The Ross Theater on the Warner lot, and presenting the Chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Entertainment, Mr. Barry Meyer, with a gift from the family for his stellar and dedicated leadership and for his caring for human rights was truly an honor!  (The…

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